How do you say "Predator" in Russian?

This contraption helped yesterday’s Cheek Weld Wednesday garner even more attention than usual. But what is it?

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We all know the Russians have a hard on for cool-guy gear. They might not like to admit it, but they have been stealing a lot of western ideas lately. If you have been paying attention to the pictures that are coming out of the Ukraine, you are noticing a lot of EOTech optics and Magpul furniture on their weapons. Regardless if it’s the real deal, or most glorious of superior Mother Russia clone, the dudes are slowly catching up to the 21st century. 

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Recently we discovered another “original” idea they have come up with, a back pack feed chute for their belt feds. Maybe Ivan just watched “Predator” one too many times, or he’s taking a page out of the American’s book, via TYR Tactical’s Huron™ Machine Gunners Assault Pack.

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Regardless of the inspiration (or imitation), they have figured out how to make a back-pack style load carriage system for the PKM machine gun (the work horse general purpose belt fed of many former COMBLOCK nations). This 7.62x54R monster was adopted in 1969 by the former Soviet Union, and can be found on battlefields the world over. 

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The PKM loads from the right hand side, unlike most western machine guns, utilizing 25rnd non-disintegrating round belts that can be connected into an unlimited chain. All things considered, this a pretty damn cool, especially for all you commie lovers out there. It further proves that imitation is the greatest form of flattery! 

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We looked for some video of this bad boy in action but were unable to locate any. If you know of some, or of additional pictures (especially in use, assuming it’s been fielded) let us know!

Mad Duo Over

 

10 thoughts on “How do you say "Predator" in Russian?

  • October 4, 2014 at 7:27 am
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    Have to credit the Iowa national guard with developing this since there is no attribution for the above system

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  • October 3, 2014 at 1:15 am
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    The ironman battalion from Iowa was building those and using them in Afghanistan about four years ago.

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  • October 2, 2014 at 3:19 pm
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    I’m wondering what is the source of your “analysis”? Where does it say that this is their idea? And, do you know that Ukrainians aren’t russians and that soviet union crashed over 23 years ago and there like 15 new countries? BS article I think.

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  • October 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm
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    This seems shit-tastic with the non-disintegrating belt of the pk series of machineguns unless they have some way to manage the giant fucking tail of empty links.

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    • October 13, 2014 at 1:41 am
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      If I’m not mistaken the most links you’d have hanging out would be 24 before the 25th round gets stripped and stuffed (god I miss my West Virginia girls) then the 25 links would fall free.

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  • October 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm
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    Now mod the PKM to a bullpup configuration with a pop-out bipod and a very long extendable stock. You can switch from suppressive fire to fast-moving CQB ops in seconds. Me want. Me want NOW!

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  • October 2, 2014 at 10:56 am
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    7.62x54R…ancient. Talk about ammo loyalty!

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    • October 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm
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      You guys missing the point. My home country is in state of war against russia even if russia denies that. We sending dead russians back home every single day. And, we use weapons that we have at a moment (including kalashnikov mashine gun that is 7.62x54R). Guys made improvement that let use this specific weapon more efficient. What is wrong about that? Should we just surrender to putin and his dogs? Or fight like free people?

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      • October 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm
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        More power to you brother! Not disrespecting your ammo. Just admiring how long it’s been around and still going strong.

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